A quick ride in Faraday Future's blisteringly quick FF 91
At CES 2017, Faraday Future finally unveiled their production car, the FF91, 1,050 horsepower electric car that will do 0 to 60 in 2.39 seconds, potentially making it the quickest car in the world.
They gave demonstrations of that acceleration and also self parking at the unveiling.
But seeing isn't the same as experiencing, and that's what we're here to do.
We're here to get inside the car, to watch itself park itself, and to experience that incredible acceleration.
Are you ready?
You better buckle up.
First we get a demo of the self-parking system, and that's using the lidar sensor that pops up on the nose of the car.
It Crawled around between the parking spaces looking for an open space and even changed from one space to another one when our driver actually stepped out in front of it.
It then backs into the parking spot very surely and slowly, which is has to do because the sensors on the nose has to scan its way first.
But it backed in there perfectly.
It took a little while, but again you're going to be inside the restaurant by the time this happens.
So who cares?
To get the car back, all you would need to do is pull your phone out of your pocket and hit the button on the app.
And the car will bring itself right back to where it dropped you off.
Next step was the dynamics demonstration to show both the handling and the performance of the car.
Now the FF91 has four wheel steering, which means that it can turn as if it were a much shorter car.
[LAUGH] [LAUGH] [INAUDIBLE].
Pretty cool, right?
But it can also have a lot of stability at high speed, as we saw when we were doing some rather aggressive swerving back and forth.
It really turns in.
So that rear [INAUDIBLE] you'll feel it, it moves like a sports car, right?
So it's great for everyone, because when the driver Number one, you turn the car, the car immediately responds.
But then came the main event, at full stop, full acceleration, somewhere around 2.5 seconds, let me tell you, that feels amazing.
Ready for this.
Put your head all the way back, please.
And everyone comfortable?
[SOUND] [LAUGH] [LAUGH]
Ronald, what do you think?
[LAUGH] That was okay.
I've got to say, that was definitely an experience.
That was unlike any other acceleration I have ever felt before.
We still have a lot of questions about the car and about the company, But from a dynamic standpoint, it didn't disappoint.
And the self parking worked, too, so if you were worried about that demo fail from the unveiling, worry not.
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